How To Make A TV Stand (One Of A Kind DIY Project)

by Steve Darnell

Are you ready to make a tv stand and step up your skills a notch? I have a 1927 Ford cab in my living room with flat windshields in them and a 40 inch tv that fits pretty good. I’ve had this for about 10 years and I’m constantly getting questions about it so I decided to put another one together to show everyone how it’s done. Let build this one of a kind TV stand!


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Before I got started with my TV stand project I stopped at the hardware store and picked up some landscaping and steel that I precut in my shop. First step is to build your base and attach 360 degree casters so its easy to move around. Make sure you have solid casters because in the end its going to be pretty heavy.

Once the base is set I went out to my junk yard and looked for a 27 Ford Carb. The cool thing about 27T cabs is that after you take everything apart you’ll be able to almost perfectly fit a 40 inch tv in there. After your platform is placed on the base you’ll start to slowly see things come together. While working with the cab I dealt with a lot of rust so just always remember to be careful when dealing with that.

Now it’s time to bolt the brackets on the tv and then make modifications to it to weld on our bracket and bolt to the cab. We want to make sure the tv fits as flush as possible so make adjustments where you see best fit. Once it’s all good to go you can place the cab on the platform of the base.


It’s time to have some fun now! The hard and boring part of the project is finished and now we get to decorate. I had a lot of cool ideas on how I wanted to design this stand so lets get right to it. I added a waterfall on the platform because I thought it would be cool to always hear the water running wherever you place it. Everything in my center is alive with the plants so I need to water and maintain them. I added cedar all around so it smells great and natural. Once you’re done this would go perfect in your home, backyard, shop etc. I ended up placing this stand in the showroom at welderup so stop by and check it out! Remember to have fun with the decorating portion of the project and add your own features to make it unique.

Final Words

Investing time into learning how to weld is something you can take with you forever. Whether its making quick fixes for your family and friends or taking on creative projects that could earn you money. This TV stand build is a one of a kind, but think about all the possibilities and projects you can take on yourself to either save or earn money. Members of my Welder 101 course, new and experienced are learning new welding techniques everyday and transitioning what they learn into the real world. Nothing gets me more excited than to see and hear the success of our highly motivated community. This can be you! Take your skill to new heights and create projects you didn’t even know you were capable of building. In the end you’ll think this TV stand project was a piece of cake. If you’re ready to get in here and be a part of a special group all while enjoying the special perks of being a Welder 101 member then click this link and lets have some fun!

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